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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend review

For years, Omega Force’s output was the punching bag on the industry, disparaged for having simplistic and derivative gameplay. But gradually, the Ashikaga-based studio molded their musou franchises into respectable hack-and-slash games that managed to ...

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The Deadly Tower of Monsters review

Few development teams have a body of work as bold and imaginative as Santiago, Chile-based ACE Team. Formed by a trio of brothers who crafted a Doom II mod, the studio garnered mainstream attention with ...

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Samurai Warriors 4-II review

Omega Force’s musou games have a contentious reputation, with critics and consumers often finding fault in the repetition of combat, a rigid adherence to formula, and the excessive frequency of release. While the latter culpability ...

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Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 review

Much like EA Sports’ athletic franchises, Omega Force’s Warriors titles offer an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary approach to their properties. In execution, both companies offer annual iterations of their renowned titles, maintaining core play components, ...

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Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld review

Helping to fill the deficiency of dungeon-crawlers on the 3DS, last February’s Excave proved to be a passable entry in the genre. While the title periodically succumbed to hack-and-slash tedium and exhibited an uneven challenge ...

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Toukiden: Kiwami review

If the success of a game can be measured by the number imitators it spawns, then Monster Hunter is irrefutably triumphant. Once a multiplatform franchise which graced the PlayStation 2, PSP, and Wii, in recent ...

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires review

There’s little excuse as to why consummate gamers don’t have a scholarly understanding of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. After eight main adaptions of as well as five additional expansions, Luo Guanzhong’s intermingling of the ...

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Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy review

What is the concept? The uprising of the downtrodden is a ubiquitous theme in gaming. For the recent release of Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, the premise is applied to a quartet of heroes forced to ...

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